Caring for Kids…at Billings Clinic


Melanoma on the rise in young people

Mother Applying Suntan Lotion on Son

Why is a pediatrician talking about melanoma?  Isn’t skin cancer an old people thing?  Unfortunately, that is not the case. Children can get melanoma and most of the sun damage leading to melanoma happens as teens and young adults.  A recent report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology showed that melanoma is up 250% … continue reading

32 dietitian approved foods for summer

Healthy Kids

It’s summer! We all know what that means: the days are longer, the weather’s beautiful, and the kids are out of school ready to play! Long days may have you reaching for the closest thing on the shelf when the kiddos come running at snack time. Plus, busy schedules and active kids often leave us … continue reading

Heart Month: Caring for kids with congenital heart disease


A visit to any specialist for your child can be scary.  Although most children are pretty healthy, sometimes a parent’s worst fears can come true and they will learn that their child has a complex and chronic disease, such as congenital heart disease.  Congenital heart disease simply means heart disease that your child was born … continue reading

B2S Getting back in the routine

Asthma b2s photo

August already!  Where did the summer go?  Of course all the back to school stuff has been in the stores, taunting us, for weeks now.  Soon the Halloween costumes will start coming out as well.  It’s as if time is in hyper-drive.  But, the kid’s “internal clock” has a way of knowing when it’s time … continue reading

Healthy weight all year around

Healthy Kids

I just opened my cable/internet bill and it has gone up to more than $120/month for the most basic plan.  That is a ridiculous price to pay for something that sucks my family out of activity and onto the couch for hours at a time.  I almost had the guts to cancel cable, but when … continue reading

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